Columbia, SC; October 8, 2023 – As the US Supreme Court docket moves Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of NAACP closer to its Wednesday, October 11th hearing date, virtual talks on the impacts of those cases for South Carolina Black voters, and for the nation as a whole, are now available online. As part of its Dialogue Nights collection, the Atlantic Institute presents “Alexander v. SC NAACP, part II: Amicus Briefs as 'Voices' part of the Dialogue” on Friday, October 6, 2023 EST. The program is hosted by Independent Dialogue Coordinator and Tnovsa Global Commons CEO Catherine Fleming Bruce.
Part II introduces the public to the arguments presented in amicus briefs for Alexander v. SC NAACP, submitted to the US Supreme Court by institutions, organizations and individuals. The show is available for viewing here.
Panelists who were engaged at different levels in the briefs included:
- Dr. Louis E. Venters, Historian and Public History Consultant
- Dr. Carmen V. Harris, Professor of History, University of South Carolina Upstate
- Dr. Dan T. Carter, Historian, and University of South Carolina Professor emeritus
- Dr. Vernon Burton, Professor of History at Clemson University
- Nicholas Stephanopoulos, Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
- Dr. Stephen D. Ansolabehere, Professor of Government, Harvard University
- Lynn Teague, League of Women Voters of South Carolina
- Armand Derfner, Civil Rights Attorney
On Sunday, October 1st, the Atlantic Institute presented "Alexander v. SC NAACP, part I: Deciding who gets a Voice" on Sunday, October 1, 2023. Guests included Charles Mann, Subject Matter Expert/Advisor for SC Counts; Mitchell D. Brown, Voting Rights Senior Counsel at Southern Coalition for Social Justice, and Antonio Lavalle Ingram II, Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. That show is available for viewing here.